If you want to get off the beaten track, there's nothing better than Playa Conchal holidays. It's one of Costa Rica's most beautiful beaches – if not the most extraordinary. The pink-white sands are made up of shells and coral, giving the beach a luminescent glow that contrasts perfectly with the turquoise waves from the Pacific Ocean. Playa Conchal is a quiet place – you won't find more than a few hotels and villas in the area. However, half an hour up the road is the much busier Tamarindo, so you can enjoy a peaceful afternoon on the beach before heading out for an evening of entertainment.
A small but mighty South American country, Costa Rica is bursting with exotic landscapes and wildlife. It has coasts on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, making its beaches one of this country's most beautiful features. Holidays to Costa Rica generally mean escaping to a paradise of deep tropical forest where waterways and mysterious creatures hide. And that's certainly the case with El Jobo. El Jobo sits in the far north-west corner of Costa Rica and is virtually an untouched corner of paradise. Tucked away and nestled between forest-covered mountains is a just a single hotel with a secluded beach.
Papagayo Bay holidays are a little bit special. This area of outstanding natural beauty is not just gorgeous beaches, breath-taking views and year-round sunshine. Papagayo Bay has also established a sustainability programme for hotels and resorts in order to protect the surrounding ecosystem. And what an ecosystem it is. The bay sits in front of dense green jungle, home to howler monkeys and toucans. You can watch as hermit crabs and iguanas scuttle across the sands. It's a town-less resort so you won't find the usual tourist traps here, just a few top-notch hotels communing happily with nature.
Playa De Matapalo
Escape a classic tourist destination on your Costa Rica holidays and head to this wild and wonderful beach resort along the Central Pacific. Here you can laze on the deserted beach, unwinding to the songs of exotic birds or head inland and explore the vast mountain ranges covered in dense rainforest.
The gentle curve of Playa Flamingo makes for a Costa Rican beach unlike any other, plus it's home to the country's largest marina. While you're here, expect to take in abundant wildlife, watersports activities and succulent dishes as you explore a dynamic region of a country big on eco-tourism.
Nestled on the west coast of Costa Rica and distinguished by its pale sand and blue sea, Playa Hermosa has become the go-to destination for the downtempo lifestyle Costa Rica holidays excel at. Expect long, sunny days and balmy nights at cosy restaurants in one of the world's most wondrous locales.
Greeting the Pacific Ocean with big smiles and bountiful beach life, Playa Tamarindo takes the Costa Rica holiday reputation for fun in the sun and amplifies it with stunning natural beauty and tremendous opportunities to shop, dine, surf and explore.